This CCTV footage captured the moment a meteor exploded in the night sky

Monday, 10th February 2020, 10:10 am
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 10:10 am

This is the moment a meteor exploded spectacularly in the night sky and was captured on a doorbell security camera.

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Carl Seed, 49, expected to spot a curious cat when his security camera alerted him to “suspicious movement” - but it was a meteor lighting up the sky.

The stunning footage shows Bradford’s rooftops illuminated by the passing fireball meteor as it shot across the sky at 11.30pm last Monday.

The electrician was about to set off to work early Tuesday morning when he checked the footage and was shocked to see an exploding meteor speeding across the sky.

Carl, from Bradford, West Yorkshire said he was amazed by how close the meteor appeared to be - although it is likely it exploded 60km up in space.

The dad-of-two said: “I was quite surprised because I didn’t hear anything the night before, but I wanted to know what it was.

“I didn’t plan it as I had no idea there even was a meteor the night it happened - but my CCTV camera will notify me when there’s any suspicious movement.

“Nothing generally happens, it’s mostly just cats - but you never expect something like a meteorite.

“It was unexpected and I spent all day at work just trying to figure out what it was.

“It was this massive bright flash and it just lit everything up - it’s not the sort of thing you see every day.

“It looked like it exploded so close to ground, but I heard it was actually thousands of miles in the air - just crazy.

“I’m chuffed I got the video because it’s quite cool and unusual.”

There was a flurry of meteor sightings submitted from all over the UK and Europe at the same time.